This is page 1 of 1 (This thread has 19 messages.)
Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.
I know the answer should be "whatever you like" but I am curious. I turn 40 this year and the 40th party celebrations are happening. I don't feel comfortable showing too much flesh (deffo no backless items) but I want to look glam and partyish. I don't feel massively confident about my body, although I know at a size 10 it's ok. I just have flabby belly from kids & cake and short legs. Anyone have any inspiration? Links would be even better!! Thank you.
I'm 40 next year but went to a few 40ths last year and have more coming up this year. I'm very short and a size 6-8. Last summer I wore a navy shirt dress from Topshop with gold heels. I dressed it up with a long string of pearls I have. Just before Christmas I wore a leather skater skirt with black opaques, black suede high heels and a cream fitted victorian style blouse tucked in. Next month I have a party that is in the daytime. I have my eye on a navy long sleeve dress from Boden that I will wear with opaques and leopard heels.
It was my 40th on Saturday. I wore a black sequin shift dress (can't do a link at the mo as on phone... ) but it is a Â£69 Top Shop dress that Beyonce wore..If you Google it, it will come up. I don't look like Beyonce but it worked for me!! I didn't have bare legs or super high heels like her when she wore it either!!!), black tights and shoe boots. I was v impressed with the dress - feels like vevet one way and sequins the other and machine washable. I am a size 12-14 curvy. I got lots of compliments but that could have been because I was the birthday girl ! I felt pretty good in it though and it was a chance to dress up as normally i am in clothes suited to being with a 3.5 and 1.5 year old or work! We had an area booked out in a pub, there was a band on and we had a great time. Happy Birthday!
I'm mid 40's and THIS for christmas and new year. Everyone loved it. As I'm only 5ft 3 it's a bit longer on me. ASOS is a great place to look for a dress. THIS could be flattering depending on your height. I also have something very similar to THIS that I wear to out. I really want THIS to be in the sale soon as I want it!
I'm 40 and have got a lovely jumpsuit from the White Co which can be dressed up or down. V flattering and not the normal (which depresses me) black trousers and sparkly top combo which many women in their 40s wear.
I turned 40 a few months ago. Had a girs night out and wore a navy jumpsuit with high heels and nice belt and jewellery to jazz it up. Looked great and felt like I looked good but was comfy too - well until I realised I couldn't go to the toilet unaided
Cant link but got it cheap as chips from New Look. Although I've seen lots of lovely and more "upmarket" jumpsuits lately.